Peas

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12

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Nickname:
Irish Classic
Location:
Hunterdon County, NJ, United States
Date:
October 22, 2017
          4.0
 
Grows better in the Spring
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Pods

What are the cons? Does Not Do Well In Fall

Review:

I recommend these purple peas because they are tasty, hardy, with gorgeous blossoms. I grew in the Spring and they were vibrant and very happy in the garden, but when I grew them for a Fall garden they did not do very well when my other pea varieties prospered. They took longer to germinate and did not produce well. So, I definitely recommend growing these but only for the Spring season. They are a most wonderful pea variety! our family loved the beautiful purple color, unique taste, and we loved simply watching the beautiful blossoms of mutli colored purple hues decorate our Spring garden. Also, I love the fact they do not need a trellis (even though I added a trellis) they climbed up wonderfully and grew to about 2 1/2 ft. Very compact, easy to grow, great addition to the garden!

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Nickname:
shadyside
Location:
Oakland, CA, United States
Date:
July 25, 2017
          4.0
 
About the staking ...
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Absolutely beautiful!

What are the cons? But not dwarf.

Review:

They quickly outgrew the 3-foot bamboo stakes and are now at the top of 5-foot stakes, which they need. Too top-heavy to hold each other up. Did I mistakenly order the wrong pea? No, there it is on the package: Dwarf. On a garden as small as mine, a problem, but not unsurmountable. Luckily they're not putting anything in the shade.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Maine Acres
Location:
Auburn, ME, United States
Date:
July 25, 2016
          5.0
 
Dwarf
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific Producers

What are the cons? Full Pea texture and size

Review:

This was my first year growing these beauties and I'm really glad I did. I managed to squirrel away a few bags of frozen snap peas for the freezer and then let the rest dry. Like everyone else has said before me, these are not the variety you want to eat as a mature pea. I plan on trying these in soups and seeing how that goes. If not, I have plenty of seed now for fall and next spring.

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen Pacific
Location:
Vallejo, CA, United States
Date:
June 2, 2016
          4.0
 
Pretty in garden and in salads
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, early, lovely

What are the cons? Mature peas starchy, crowded

Review:

Like the other reviewers, I love these as fresh young pods in salads, where they add crunch, flavor, and color! The flowers of this bushy pea are the loveliest I know. Of course I also love to munch on the pods as I am gardening. Mature peas get very squished in the compact pods until they are almost little cubes--pretty funny. I don't eat these as shelled peas because they lose their sweetness before they reach a useful size. But I don't want my garden to be without them, either. They produced for quite a long time. My plants get maybe two and a half feet high in the dry climate where I live. I think they grow taller in more moist conditions.

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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nancy
Location:
Colchester, CT, United States
Date:
November 6, 2015
          5.0
 
Coolest pea I have ever seen
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prettiest pea I have ever seen

What are the cons? Not the tastiest pea

Review:

These are stunningly beautiful and when planted in a grouping will hold themselves up in a bushy mass. The flowers are pretty and the peas themselves are showy on the tops of the plants. A small percentage of the peas came out plain green, but they actually created a nice contrast against the dark purple. These would look lovely as an ornamental in a flower garden. They are not the tastiest peas, a little tough. Pick them as early as possible to avoid the stringiness, and grow another variety of peas for your main pea crop. I'd still recommend them because they are so pretty & easy to grow. Definitely plant them where you can show them to your friends. I grew mine in planter boxes in front of my house. I loved seeing them every day when I came home.

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